Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen

I was fortunate enough to discover this guy's music just a few days ago! Yann Tiersen is a French composer and multi-instrumentalist, playing and writing music for: piano, accordion, guitar, violin, xylophone, harpsichord and. . . er. . . pretty much any other musical instrument you can think of. In short he is an extremely talented - genius - musician. He recorded his first album in 1995 (at the ripe old age of 25!), but didn't become widely known until 2001, when his music was featured in the soundtrack for the film Amelie.

I've been featuring several of his compositions on my blog for the last few days. Isn't it gorgeous music?

Well, just wanted to share this "discovery" of mine with all of you. What an amazing musician. :-)

Here are a couple of Youtube vids. In the first one, he plays piano and accordion - at the same time. I get goosebumps every time I watch it. :-)

If you're watching these on my blog, you might want to pause my mixpod playlist first, so they don't clash. . . 

+ There are literally hundreds more Yann Tiersen videos on Youtube, if you want to check them out anytime.


Joanna said...

I like that accordion! He is really talented.

I've awarded you, but I see you already have it, so you don't have to post about it again. =)


The Editrix said...

Oh, well thanks anyway for awarding me! I really appreciate it. :-)

Miss Jen said...

Thank you for the introduction!
I love to discover new musicians.

Many Blessings~Miss Jen

emme said...

I've given you an award. Participate if you'd like to!


The Editrix said...

Thanks, Emily!!

Erika said...

Excellent!! I love hearing about unique new artists. Thank you very much for sharing! I am a fan of his music already! ;)

The Editrix said...

Glad you like it! :-)

ACM said...

If you like Yann Tiersen, they you may enjoy Dave Thomas. He plays in the style of Yann Tiersen, writing his own material and covering Tiersen's work. Here's a video of his work:

The Editrix said...


I've been a big fan of Dave Thomas for quite some time - he's amazing, isn't he?